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Dead Person of the Day December 14 – Ahment Ertegun

0 Comments 14 December 2011

Wow, I knew Ertegun and his history with Atlantic records but this guy’s bio is dense. With all of his business savvy, career with the U.N. League of Nations and numerous ambassadorial posts he still had his priorities straight when he said this to a crowd at Berklee College of Music when he received his honorary degree:

“What I really loved was music, jazz, blues, and hanging out.”
Couldn’t have set it better myself. I think Ahmet himself would have chosen an Otis Redding tune to accompany his DPD write-up no?

Ahmet Ertegün ( July 31 1923 – December 14, 2006)

Published: December 15, 2006

Ahmet Ertegun, the music magnate who founded Atlantic Records and shaped the careers of John Coltrane, Ray Charles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and many others, died yesterday in Manhattan. He was 83. Continue

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